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Canberra's Ben Treffers wins gold in 50m backstroke

James Buckley Baby-faced backstroker admits it could take more than a decade for his gold-medal winning swim to sink in.

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Ian Thorpe overcame adversity: Michael Klim

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Michael Klim has rejected claims Australia's greatest Olympian Ian Thorpe could have been greater if he had come out while competing.

Ian Thorpe considered coming out before 2000 Olympics

Kate McClymont, Eryk Bagshaw Ian Thorpe contemplated coming out prior to the 2000 Sydney Olympics but the swimming wunderkind decided against it because of the detrimental financial consequences suffered by a Canadian swimming...

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Alicia Coutts talks to the animals but still swims like a fish as she heads for Glasgow

Alicia Coutts with two of her beloved pets Diva and Violet.

Stathi Paxinos Alicia Coutts is a passionate animal lover - she has 11 pets, six of them former "poundies" - but she's also the mainstay of Australia's swimming team for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Ian Thorpe tells all in interview with Michael Parkinson

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James Robertson and Eryk Bagshaw Swimming legend Ian Thorpe revealed that he is gay and battled depression and alcohol abuse for the greater part of his world-beating swimming career.

Deal or no deal: why Thorpe kept quiet

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Kate McClymont and Eryk Bagshaw Ian Thorpe contemplated coming out as gay prior to the 2000 Sydney Olympics, but the swimming superstar decided against it because of the detrimental financial consequences suffered by a Canadian...

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Australian swim team comes out in support of Ian Thorpe

Swimmer Belinda Hocking.

Stathi Paxinos Squad members hope coming out provides former Olympic champion with some comfort in his personal life.

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Australian swimming coach Jacco Verhaeren's vision beyond the pool

Swimming Australia national head coach Jacco Verhaeren.

Stathi Paxinos Australian head coach questions how to keeps talented swimmers in the pool for as long as possible and in a good position to for their post-career lives.

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Veteran Emily Seebohm still wants an Olympic gold medal

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Stathi Paxinos When Emily Seebohm looks at her Australian teammates preparing for the Commonwealth Games, she cannot help but feel one of those twinges that come with the passing of time.

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Sprint king Eamon Sullivan retires from swimming

Eamon Sullivan has announced his retirement.

Former freestyle world record holder Eamon Sullivan has announced his immediate retirement from competitive swimming due to ongoing shoulder injury concerns.

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Ian Thorpe might have been greater still if he had come out as gay, says Mark Spitz

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2001 Goodwill Games in Brisbane , Swimming training at Chandler Aquatic ctr , Ian Thorpe during this afternoons session. ***FDCTRANSFER***

Peter Munro Ian Thorpe is Australia’s greatest Olympian, winning nine medals, including five gold, during his career.

Katie Ledecky smashes world swim 800m record

American teenager Katie Ledecky has sliced 2.86 seconds off her 800m freestyle world record, clocking 8m11.00s at a meet in Texas for her second world record in four days.

Daniel Tranter learns to pack a punch in pool

Fighting for gold: Daniel Tranter is hoping his work in the boxing ring will help him win gold in the pool in Glasgow.

Daniel Lane He has chalked up hundreds of kilometres in the water but the countless hours swimmer Daniel Tranter has spent throwing leather in a sweaty Campbelltown boxing gymnasium had braced him to ''fight''...

Geoff Huegill and wife charged over cocaine possession

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Nick Ralston, Emma Partridge Former Australian swimmer Geoff Huegill and his publicist wife Sara Hill will face court next month after being allegedly caught with cocaine at Sydney's Randwick racecourse.

Tom Daley, Olympic medalist, undergoes therapy to cure dive phobia

Diving fear: Olympic bronze medalist Tom Daley.

British diver Tom Daley has admitted he is now so fearful of his twist dive he is undergoing "therapy" in a bid to cure himself of what he believes is a "phobia".

Ian Thorpe to 'leave hospital within days'

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Swimming great Ian Thorpe should leave hospital within days after successfully fighting a number of serious infections.

Ian Thorpe released from hospital after infection

Former Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe faces an uncertain future despite his release from hospital.

Five-times Olympic champion swimmer Ian Thorpe has been released from a Sydney hospital after successfully battling a serious infection, his manager said on Wednesday.

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Give swimmers more support, urges Olympic Games medallist Brenton Rickard

Chris Dutton Two-time Olympic Games medallist Brenton Rickard has implored officials to build a post-career support network for Australia's swimmers to help them transition to life out of the pool.

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Tackling the next Ian Thorpe burden

Kyle Chalmers.

Stathi Paxinos Beating Ian Thorpe's junior times is one thing, coping with the pressure that brings is another.

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Swim champ James Magnussen seeking self-confidence

James Magnussen hopes this year's French Open does the trick again after his grand prix meet in Brisbane was derailed by suspected food poisoning.

Laine Clark James Magnussen is looking for a much-needed shot in the arm ahead of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.